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Many in the security, web hosting, and web development communities are in favor of implementing SSL encryption on as many sites as possible. Even for sites that at first glance don’t have any strong reason to encrypt data or validate their identity, there are advantages to implementing SSL: it promotes user trust, it helps — […]

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Dec 1, 2015, 4:59 pmBy: Corey Northcutt (0) Comments

SSL certificates are one of the most important tools for securing online infrastructure. They’re also one of the easiest to forget about. As long as they are doing their job, they tend to be left alone. And since the period between renewals can be a year or more, unless companies have a process in place […]

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Oct 27, 2015, 3:42 pmBy: Corey Northcutt (0) Comments

Google has announced that in the “medium term” it will disable support for both SSLv3 and the RC4 cipher. The move — which has been expected for months — will mean that at some point in the not too distant future, services, servers, and sites that rely on either of these outdated technologies will cease […]

Oct 8, 2015, 1:46 pmBy: Corey Northcutt (0) Comments

OpenSSL has not had the greatest year. Fortunately, there haven’t been many Heartbleed-scale incidents, but we have seen an almost constant stream of vulnerabilities and problems, the most recent impacting the certificate validation process. OpenSSL is a hugely important piece of the web’s security infrastructure, and its developers have a very difficult job.

Jul 31, 2015, 1:02 pmBy: Corey Northcutt (0) Comments

Most system administrators, site owners, and hosting companies recognize the benefits of HTTPS. For many types of sites, SSL encryption is necessary — particularly for eCommerce stores and sites that deal with sensitive data. For others, it’s optional; it might be nice if your favorite blog was encrypted, but it hardly seems vital.

Jul 29, 2015, 2:07 pmBy: Corey Northcutt (0) Comments


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